- Hardcover: 192 pages
- Publisher: The Connecticut Press (May 1, 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0982546858
- ISBN-13: 978-0982546857
- Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 6.6 x 1.1 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,832,325 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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PTC Carousels: The History of Philadelphia Toboggan Company Carousels Hardcover – May 1, 2012
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Top Customer Reviews
All in all, this is a thoroughly researched book on a subject that is not familiar to most readers. It is evident the author put serious effort into documenting each and every carousel and it shows. I read the book for its history on PTC carousels but I kept coming back for the exquisite photos. My advice, take a journey with Mr. Gardner and discover the rich and beautiful history of the Philadelphia Toboggan Company for yourself!
However, the best part is that he goes, unit by unit, through every machine they were known to have produced.
It's a little sad to see how many were burned, destroyed, or auctioned off, but it's exciting to see several in storage and quite a few restored and back in service. After reading the book, we found PTC #45 in the Seattle zoo, and took a trip across the state to ride it. Wonderful fun!
This is more of a picture book/coffee table book than a serious scholarly work. Nevertheless, the photos are very well done, and there's a good bit of information sandwiched in a fairly slim volume. Well worth the price, in my opinion! :-)
wonderfully done book by Richard A. Gardner. It shares the history of the company with
information on what has happened to the carousels over the years.
Wonderful current and historical photos also.
Amazon is a great company but beware of the overinflated shipping costs is my advice. The book is fantastic and a great addition to my Carousel Art.
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